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Get a look at San Francisco’s breathtaking skyline and vibrant waterfront as you cruise across the waters of the bay. Pass beneath the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, circle notorious Alcatraz Island, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife from pelicans to sea lions.

Set sail from historic Fisherman's Wharf and enjoy breathtaking views of the City by the Bay as you loop past North Beach, the red-roofed barracks and buildings of Fort Mason, and the pastel-colored homes of the waterfront Marina District. Keep your camera handy as you approach the forested hills of the Presido and then cruise right beneath the 4,200-foot (1,280 m) span of the Golden Gate Bridge.

As you make your way across the bay, the colorful history of the city is revealed through award-winning narration you can listen to on a a personal, wireless headset. Be on the lookout for aquatic wildlife including seagulls, pelicans, and sea lions. You may even be lucky enough to spot a harbor porpoise or whale.

Admire the rugged beauty of the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands and the waterfront charm of picturesque Sausalito. Slowly circle Alcatraz Island, once the involuntary residence of the nation’s most infamous criminals, including Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly, and see the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the distance as you make your way back to the pier to disembark.

Get a look at San Francisco’s breathtaking skyline and vibrant waterfront as you cruise across the waters of the bay. Pass beneath the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, circle notorious Alcatraz Island, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife from pelicans to sea lions.

Set sail from historic Fisherman's Wharf and enjoy breathtaking views of the City by the Bay as you loop past North Beach, the red-roofed barracks and buildings of Fort Mason, and the pastel-colored homes of the waterfront Marina District. Keep your camera handy as you approach the forested hills of the Presido and then cruise right beneath the 4,200-foot (1,280 m) span of the Golden Gate Bridge.

As you make your way across the bay, the colorful history of the city is revealed through award-winning narration you can listen to on a a personal, wireless headset. Be on the lookout for aquatic wildlife including seagulls, pelicans, and sea lions. You may even be lucky enough to spot a harbor porpoise or whale.

Admire the rugged beauty of the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands and the waterfront charm of picturesque Sausalito. Slowly circle Alcatraz Island, once the involuntary residence of the nation’s most infamous criminals, including Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly, and see the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the distance as you make your way back to the pier to disembark.

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Bay Cruise

Duration 1h Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
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per adult
$32

Total price is $32, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Activity/Location

San Francisco Bay

San Francisco

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Red and White Fleet box office

    Pier 43 1/2, Fisherman's Wharf Taylor St. & Embarcadero

    San Francisco 94133


Highlights

  • Scenic cruise around the bay & under the Golden Gate Bridge

  • Up-close look at the infamous former prison of Alcatraz

  • Picturesque Marin Headlands & the charming town of Sausalito

  • Postcard-worthy views of the skyline & waterfront landmarks

  • Chance to spot wildlife such as pelicans, sea lions & whales


Inclusions

  • Guided cruise on the San Francisco Bay

  • Pre-recorded commentary in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese

  • Headset for commentary


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • Cruises operature from 10 AM (9:15 AM in the summer) until an hour before sunset, with departures every 30–45 minutes.

  • You should arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired cruise start time.


Location

San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, California United States

Golden Gate Bay Cruise ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5